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Water Splashing Festival Trail to South Yunnan

Family Fun, Classic Tours, All

Water Splashing Festival Trail to South Yunnan

Family Fun, Classic Tours, All

Water Splashing Festival Trail to South Yunnan

  • Destination

    Yunnan

  • Trip duration

    6 days, 5 nights

  • Price

    From 6500 cny

  • Availability period

    11 Apr. 2021 - 16 Apr. 2021

  • Min/Max travelers

    Min. 8 | Max. 16

  • Transport

    Bus

  • Accommodation

    Boutique Hotels

• Join- in water splashing festival with locals;
• Explore enchanting tropical rain forest to feel the wonder of nature.
• Discover four hidden minorities living deep in the mountains.
• Visit China’s last natural tribes and listen to stories of long ago;

• Hiking in the tea plantation and rain forest, enjoy the natural beauty of Yunnan;
• Delve into the life of local minorities by dinner/lunch with the local villagers;
• Well- selected- boutique hotels;

Yunnan, China

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Day 1

DAY 01: ARRIVE XIMENG

Arrival in Lancang airport, met and greeted by the tour guide.

Transfer directly to Ximeng. Check into the hotel and explore the area at leisure.

Food

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Accommodation

XIKAN YUNSHE BOUTIQUE HOTEL (OR SIMILAR)

Day 2

DAY 02: XIMENG – MT. JINGMAI (210KM,4.5H)

Start the day by visiting a forest full of hanging buffalo heads that serves as the holy place for Wa minority people to make animal sacrifice to their god.

You will then continue to a famous Dai town, that has a history of 700 years being the capital city of Dai Kingdom. Stroll in the old town and visit the Palace. Head for Mt. Jingmai in the late afternoon. En route, visit a Lahu minority village, famous for their popularity of music. Can you imagine that 80% villagers could play guitar and practice Christianity in such a remote mountain village of Yunnan? In the evening, enjoy a Lahu flavor cuisine with the live music show of Lahu people.

Food

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Accommodation

BOUTIQUE HOTEL IN THE BULANG VILLAGE

Day 3

DAY 03: MT. JINGMAI

Enjoy a leisure morning at hotel, and then pay a visit to an ancient village where people of Bulang ethnic minority group have planted tea trees since olden times. Their ancestor was regarded as the Tea ancestor by Bulang and surrounding minorities.

And then you will be driven to the other side of the mountain to visit a Dai village. The enthusiastic Dai people will offer you a typical Dai flavor banquet.

Food

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Accommodation

BOUTIQUE HOTEL IN THE BULANG VILLAGE

Day 4

DAY 04: MT. JINGMAI – XISHUANGBANNA (115KM,2.5H)

Enjoy a leisure morning and then set off to Xishuangbanna. Visit a famous ancient Buddhism architecture, built for worshiping of the Buddha Sakyamuni and based on the shape of his golden silk hat.

In the afternoon, visit the Manting Park, an imperial park for Dai royal family in the past but a main venue for the Dai festivals now. Wander in the out-door market specially set up for the Water Splashing Festival. It is a great place to purchase local souvenirs.

Food

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Accommodation

EMPARK GRAND HOTEL (OR SIMILAR)

Day 5

DAY 05: XISHUANGBANNA

Set off to Tropical Botanical Garden in the morning, where is a paradise for plant lovers. Over ten thousand species of tropical plants are preserved in its 34 living collections.Here, you can try the Victoria amazonica with giant leaves floating on the water that can support a human. You can also stand beside the giant elephant ear with a height of between 1.5 and 3 meters. Besides, you can observe countless blossoms even in winter. Enjoy a visual feast of fantastic plants in the garden.

Back to the city in the afternoon and join in the happy hour of water splashing with locals, and ignite the sky lanterns like locals, for all best wishes of the coming year.

Food

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Accommodation

EMPARK GRAND HOTEL (OR SIMILAR)

Day 6

DAY 06: DEP XISHUANGBANNA

Transfer to airport for flight back home.

Food

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The Water-Splashing Festival, the New Year’s Day by Dai calendar, will be celebrated in Xishuangbanna Proper between April 13 to Apr15. It’s a festival for Dai people to send off the old and greet the new.

The Water-Splashing Festival, the New Year’s Day by Dai calendar, will be celebrated in Xishuangbanna Proper between April 13 to Apr15. It’s a festival for Dai people to send off the old and greet the new.

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